Sabres host red-hot Habs

⏰ 7 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

The Sabres look to continue their success from the weekend as they return home from their five-game road trip to host the Montreal Canadiens tonight at KeyBank Center.

Season series: This is the first of four meetings between the division rivals this season. They will face off again twice in November and once more in March. Montreal took all four games last season, including a pair of shutouts.


Thurs, Oct. 25thHome7 p.m.W 4-3Kyle Okposo
Thurs, Nov. 8thAway7:30 p.m.W 6-5 (OT)Rasmus Ristolainen
Fri, Nov. 23rdHome4 p.m.W 3-2 (OT)Jeff Skinner
Sat, Mar. 23rdAway7 p.m.L 7-4Brendan Gallagher

Buffalo notes: The Sabres are looking for their first official winning streak (three games or more) of the season after they beat the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks over the weekend. After scoring nine goals in their last two games, Buffalo hopes to keep the scoring up tonight against a Canadiens team that has given up an average of 2.68 goals per game in the young season.

Jeff Skinner scored four of the Sabres nine goals after being moved to Jack Eichel’s line along with Jason Pominville. Since Coach Phil Housley matched the three of them together, they have combined for five goals and seven assists in two games.

Montreal notes: The Canadiens come to town having gained points in five straight games and seem to have shocked the hockey world by their hot start, after most experts picked them to have a down year. It is still very early, but through eight games, Montreal has five wins and 12 points and currently sit second in the Atlantic Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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